The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University invites applications for a 3 year contractually limited appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in some area of financial mathematics, and preferably with an active research interest in financial systemic risk. The starting date for this position is flexible, and can be as early as January 1, 2014.
The successful candidate must have a PhD, either in Mathematics or a related quantitative discipline, and a willingness to collaborate with the existing financial systemic risk research group led by Professor Tom Hurd. Candidates should therefore have a proven research record in some area of financial mathematics, and an active interest in network science and its applications to the global financial system. While maintaining an active research program for the duration of the appointment, the holder of this position will be expected to play a central role in PhiMac (, the financial mathematics research laboratory at McMaster. The holder will also be expected to teach courses in either the Actuarial and Financial Mathematics undergraduate stream, or the M-PhiMac Master of Financial Mathematics program.
Candidates are required to apply for this position by using the Mathjobs website (see our entry at Letters of application should include a curriculum vitae and both a research statement and a statement of teaching philosophy and practice. Applicants should also provide at least three letters of recommendation. One of these letters should report on the candidate’s teaching abilities. Preferably these letters will be submitted through the MathJobs website (see above), but alternatively candidates can arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:
Dr. Hans U Boden,
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4M2
The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2013, and we will continue to review applications until the position has been filled (listed until 1 April 2014).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.